The future looks bright for Lycoming College’s Class of 2012. Results from a recent survey of the College’s graduating seniors show that more than 61 percent of them have already secured post-graduation plans.
Approximately 290 students participated in the College’s commencement exercises on May 6. Of the nearly 90 percent who have completed the survey, 91 percent ranked the education they received at Lycoming as “excellent” or “good.” Fifty-six percent of the survey respondents with post-graduation plans indicate they have secured employment while another 30 percent have been accepted into graduate school. A sampling of employers includes AXA Financial, MetLife, Paradigm Companies and ParenteBeard.
This fall, Lycoming’s newest graduates will enroll in the Ph.D. chemistry program at Louisiana State University; Marquette University Law School; Penn State University Dickinson School of Law; Penn State University Hershey College of Medicine; masters of public administration program at the University of Pennsylvania Fels Institute of Government; Ph.D. program at the University of Tennessee Space Institute; and the masters of theology program at University of Glasgow, Scotland, to name a few.
One of the 2012 graduates who joined the ranks of Lycoming’s alumni is Julia Was from Owings, Md. The biology major plans to enroll in the one-year Clinical Laboratory Science Program with Susquehanna Health Systems. Her goal is to earn laboratory science certification and then work in a hospital or government clinical lab setting. Reflecting on her collegiate experience at Lycoming, Was said she couldn’t be happier.
“I have received an incomparable education at Lycoming!” Was said. “I couldn’t have asked for a better experience in my major, because Lycoming’s biology department is top-notch. I received hands-on experience with advanced equipment and learned laboratory techniques usually not taught to undergraduates. I would not trade my classroom and independent research experiences for anything. I am also thankful for my liberal arts experience and being able to take classes across the spectrum of disciplines. I thoroughly enjoyed my archaeology, sociology and philosophy classes in addition to classes for my major. Not only have I received an excellent education, I have learned so much about myself and gained lifelong friends at Lycoming. I have grown more than I ever imagined during the last four years, and have matured into a responsible, capable adult. I am not afraid to enter into the ‘real world’ as I was four years ago, and I feel ready to tackle any challenges that life brings me. My college experience at Lycoming has truly shaped me into who I am today.”
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